Wednesday, November 5, 2014

12 Days of Handmade Christmas: Day2 CheckBook Covers

I gave everyone a day off to go and make dozens of infinity scarfs. If you didn't catch the first tutorial in the 12 Handmade Days of Christmas Series, you can check out the the whole series here. Now, for day two, quick and easy checkbook covers.

This is a great scrap buster, as well as a useful everyday item. I love making handmade gifts, but I especially like to make gifts that make ordinary items prettier. There is no point in making stuff just to make stuff.

Sweet Reminder No.2: Christmas is not a contest!
It is a ton of fun to craft and to become a pinterest maven. Christmas is the time of year to show off your decor, baking, and cooking skills. Christmas is not a showdown contest between you and your neighbor, your fellow church ladies, your sisters, your co-workers. The passive aggressive competition craziness between women this time of year is insane. Don't get cray cray and put added unneeded pressure on yourself to outdo anybody. It is good to give handmade, but I think it is even better to give with the right motivation. Okay on to the tutorial!

Dimensions and Materials Needed
I used a gray and white houndstooth cotton for the main fabric and a bright orange cotton for the lining.

Step by Step Directions

If you have any questions about the directions, please feel free to comment below.

To See More Projects in the Series, check out other projects in the 12 Handmade Days of Christmas Series.
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  1. I have one of these. . . it is the greatest. . . . keeps my checkbook from getting all frazzled and it's cute and fun. I get a lot of compliments for it. Thanks Judy. . .. I got it at one of your "Craft" events....

    1. Thank you for stopping by to show me some Blog-Love!